Santa Anna Church
Santa Anna Church
4.5
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Catalunya • 4 min walk
  • Urquinaona • 5 min walk
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thomasdefise93
Arlon, Belgium759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Note that it is opened starting from 10:00 AM.
Entrance is free

The Gothic-style cloister and roof, both dating back to the 15th century, are integral components of the Monastery of Santa Anna. This monastery has historical ties to the order of the Holy Sepulchre, reaching back to the 12th century. The church, designed with a Greek cross plan, retains its Romanesque structure, yet notable Gothic elements such as the roof, dome base, cloister, and chapter room (constructed in the 15th century) contribute to its architectural character. Adjacent to the church, in a small square, stands an ancient marker cross.
Written 20 January 2024
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john b
Valparaiso, IN836 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Part of our walk but a great old church to stop and see. Beautiful inside and the cloisters are very special.
Written 21 October 2022
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ginsengNewYork
New York City, NY1,303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Set on a small charming and hidden plazza next to Plazza de Catalunia, this simple romanesque church, one of the oldest in Barcelona, was built in the 12th century by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It was remodeled in the following centuries.The cloisters and the chapter house date from the 15th century and are clearly Gothic in style. The interior has a very clear reference to the design of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. But what makes this church very special is its involvment with the homeless. Volunteers distribute more than 200 meals a day to people who lost their jobs during the pandemia, and to homeless people. Tables are set in the cloisters to welcome them every day. In front of the church, there is a moving sculpture of Christ as a homeless sleeping on a bench. It is not easy to find, but walking along the Angel Gate pedestrian street, there is a small passage halfway into the church plaza.
Written 9 January 2022
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Felicity K
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Love this little old church, we stumbled across it and can't wait to return to it again - very peaceful and quaint.
Written 31 July 2019
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rosie C
Miami, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Accidentally, while walking around the center of the city, years ago I came across this old church. Among all the noise outside, I found myself inmersed in peace. Love it
Written 23 June 2019
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Chris J "Mohawk" Reed
Sentosa Island, Singapore1,139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
if you're into churches you'll like this, if not there are more interesting ones to see in Barcelona
Written 30 May 2019
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kyleelorusso
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The church definitely has some great history. It’s very old and could be kept better in some ways. It’s a bit small tho, so when there were a lot of people inside of it, it was a bit complicated to see everything
Written 22 May 2019
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you are in this area of Barcelona, you should take a few minutes to stop in and see this church. It is very well-maintained and has some great architecture both inside and outside. Easy to get to and worth a visit for sure!
Written 6 February 2019
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Melad F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This Church is beautiful the atmosphere is thrilling but please be careful when you come out of the church to the street there are few roadside sellers,most of them admitted that they hate English speaking people and they are a rip off,I bought a hat from one of them for 20 EUR to find for less than 8 EUR few meters after,when I went back to tell him that the price I paid was not fair,he kept swearing and carrying on.please be careful.
Written 12 January 2019
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,057 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a quaint little church just off of La Rambla. It looks awful from the outside but it's stone walled interior, alter and two alcoves are very pretty. However, don't go out of your way to see it!
Written 3 January 2019
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